Over the past few months my Office has received numerous information tips and complaints about area businesses and employers that may employ illegal undocumented aliens.
It is important that employers know that it is a violation of federal law to knowingly hire or continue to employ an illegal undocumented alien. However, I realize that some employers may unknowingly have an illegal undocumented alien on their payroll.
Therefore as a public service, I will be sending Deputy Sheriff’s to area businesses and job sites to make the businesses owners aware that information had been received by the Sheriff’s Office regarding businesses possibly employing illegal undocumented aliens. I also want the businesses to know that I will offer assistance in confirming the legal status of any employee that a business may suspect to be an illegal undocumented alien to ensure their compliance with the federal law.
I have assigned personnel from the my Fugitive Division to oversee illegal undocumented alien information and investigations. Their first priority is to seek out and arrest those individuals who have been classified as “Criminal Aliens”. These individuals have been convicted of certain crimes while here illegally.
You can read my press release here.